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  • Today in History for 25th April 2019

    Apr 24, 2019

    Historical Events

    1607 - Shortly before making landfall in America, Captain Edward Maria Wingfield is named President of the Jamestown governing council
    1626 - Battle at the Dessau bridge: Albrecht von Wallenstein beats Ernst von Mansfeld
    1959 - St Lawrence Seaway linking Atlantic and the Great Lakes opens to shipping
    1961 - Unmanned Mercury test explodes on launch pad
    1971 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
    1977 - Cincinnati Reds tie record of 12 runs in 5th inning beating Braves 23-9

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    Famous Birthdays

    1792 - John Keble, Anglican priest and founder (Oxford Movement), born in Fairford, Gloucestershire, England (d. 1886)
    1876 - Rubén M. Campos, Mexican novelist (Claudio Oranos) and musicologist (El folklore y la musica mexicana), born in Ciudad Manuel Doblado, Guanajuato, Mexico (d. 1945)
    1897 - Mary [Victoria Alexandra Alice Mary], Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood, born in York Cottage, Sandringham (d. 1965)
    1941 - Bertrand Tavernier, French actor (Capt Conan, L627, Daddy Nostalgie), born in Lyon, France
    1980 - Alejandro Valverde, Spanish road racing cyclist, born in Las Lumbreras, Spain
    1984 - Robert Andino, Cuban-American baseball player, born in Miami, Florida

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    Famous Deaths

    1472 - Leon Battista degli Alberti, scupltor/musician (Dinner Pieces), dies
    1853 - William Beaumont, physiologist, dies at 67
    1954 - Joseph Hergesheimer, novelist (Java Head), dies
    1968 - John Tewksbury, American athlete (b. 1876)
    1978 - Lee Kim Lai, Singaporean police officer (b. 1960)
    2009 - Bea Arthur, American comedian, singer and actress (All in the Family, The Golden Girls), dies at 86

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